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How to Look Like a Rockstar in Zoom

Zoom has become the virtual meeting platform of choice for thousands of people due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re new to Zoom, or virtual meetings in general, the idea of online meetings can be overwhelming for us who’ve never worked or taken classes from home. Below are some ways you can at least look the part on Zoom....

3 months 2 weeks ago
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IMPORTANT! UNI Courses Moved Online, Dorm Closures

In adherence to the continued guidance from the Iowa Board of Regents as well as state and national officials regarding protecting public health, the University of Northern Iowa is making important adjustments at this time.  Coursework All courses will be taught online beginning Monday, March 23, and will remain online...

3 months 3 weeks ago
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Use These Tips for Success as an Online Student

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of universities throughout the world have been forced to make drastic changes, like moving to online course delivery. While many students assume that learning online is easier than the traditional in-person route, the opposite is often true. Online learning requires a higher level of...

3 months 3 weeks ago
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UNI AAF students win Best in Show at 2020 ADDY Awards

The challenge: Change the perception of hot dogs.  The result: “Get Dogged” and a Best in Show award.  The University of Northern Iowa student chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) won three awards at the annual Cedar Valley Addy awards show (Student Best in Show and two Gold Addys) last month. The group earned...

4 months 4 days ago
Jessica Wise (Marketing '20)
The rise of the socially responsible entrepreneur

Laurie Watje has worked closely with UNI students and their businesses for 12 years. As the associate director of the UNI John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, Watje has seen the whole gamut of business plans and ideas. In recent years, she’s noticed a trend with Generation Z students — people born roughly after 1995 — and...

5 months 3 weeks ago
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University of Northern Iowa business student delivers unique commencement student address

Despite possessing one of the most common names in the English language, Jacob Smith (Marketing '19) rejects the idea of being generic. He’s a bowling-obsessed marketer and entrepreneur who has been described as “intense” on his worst day and “passionate” at his best.  Jacob was selected to give the student address at UNI's...

6 months 3 weeks ago